Restoration on the Mayflower Workshop at Mystic Seaport @ Mystic Seaport
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Southern New England Chapter will be hosting a workshop on April 1, 2017, at the Seaport in Mystic, CT.   “Restoration discuss on the Mayflower”

The topic will be  “Restoration on the Mayflower”.

Vintage Boats Cruising Down Historic Bayou Teche, In The Heart Of Cajun Country @ Bayou Teche
Apr 3 – Apr 9 all-day
Vintage Boats Cruising Down Historic Bayou Teche, In The Heart Of Cajun Country @ Bayou Teche | Washington | Louisiana | United States


“Third year of classic boats on Bayou Teche.”

BREAUX BRIDGE, La – The Southwest Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society is sponsoring a cruise through the heart of Cajun Country. Organized by Breaux Bridge-based Bayou Teche Experience aka Cajun Paddle, the “Cajun Classique” event takes place from Monday, April 3rd, through Sunday, April 9th, 2017. Registration for classic wooden boat enthusiasts is now open. Registration and details of the cruise route and daily excursions can be found at CajunClassique.com. This excursion represents one of the classic boat cruises west of the Mississippi River.

“We’ve done this cruise twice now, and both were a stunning success not only for the participants but also the spectators along the route. Where else can you cruise down the bayou and enjoy a taste of Cajun culture,” says Cory Werk, tour co-director, local outfitter and advocate for the recreational use of Bayou Teche. “This year the Cajun Classique will touch all four parishes of Bayou Teche, with overnight stays in Berwick, New Iberia and Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.”

“It’s a perfect match,” says Wayne Elliott, tour co-director and wooden boat enthusiast. “From the time Cajuns settled the swamps and bayous of South Louisiana, boats were a necessity for trapping, hunting and fishing for subsistence. Water is everywhere, and the deep boat culture reflects that. Historically boats were made out of old growth cypress trees that were thousands of years old. Today the materials have changed, but the same DNA is still there.”

The “Cajun Classique” cruise down the oak-tree laden Bayou Teche will go over one hundred miles of Cajun beauty. Time out will be taken to experience the local culture including its indigenous music and food. The Bayou Teche’s historic and cultural significance will be highlighted. A remnant of the Mississippi River’s waters of 5,000 years ago, Bayou Teche welcomed the first Cajun settlements, has seen Civil War battles, and is home to Keystone, the oldest operating lock and dam structure in the Mississippi Delta area.

2017 Hot Springs Arkansas Classic @ Garvan Woodlawn Gardens
Apr 6 – Apr 9 all-day
2017 Hot Springs Arkansas Classic @ Garvan Woodlawn Gardens | Hot Springs | Arkansas | United States

Arkansas in the springtime is beautiful, and classic boats will add to the beauty.

2017 Hot Springs Classic on Lake Hamilton

Thursday April 6th, 6:00 pm,           Sam’s Pizza                          

Friday April 7th, 8:30 am, cruise to Thompson’s for coffee and pastries

Lunch at 1:00 pm, Fisherman’s Wharf

Dinner at 6:30 pm, Habachi Sushi Buffet

Saturday April 8th, 9:00 am, cruise to Garvan Gardens – Show time 10:00am to 4:00pm
     This is afree  public show at the docks of Garvan Woodland Gardens

Lunch provided at dock by Quarters

Dinner at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Josie’s       

Click here for REGISTRATION FORM to download and complete.

Registration Form MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 25th               

For additional information or questions contact:   Mike Langhorne  501-318-7666 

LODGING INFORMATION  (this is a busy weekend in Hot Springs, make reservations early)

SunBay Resort
4810 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR  71913
Offers a special rate for their condos on the lake.
They have 4 one bedroom suites with kitchen for $100.00 plus tax per night
They have 11 two bedroom 1 bath for $89.00 plus tax per night
Please call Lynn at 800-468-0055 or 501-525-4691

Long Island Lake Resort
320 Long Island Drive, Hot Springs, AR  71913
Special Rate $89.99 plus tax per night
Call 501-525-3600

5321 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR  71913
Phone 501-520-5522

Clarion Resort on the Lake
4813 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR  71913
Phone: 501-525-1391

You can read all about the 2016 Hot Springs Classic by clicking here.

More details will be posted on the Heartland Classics Chapter website.

2017 Pacific Sail and Boat Show @ Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor
Apr 6 – Apr 9 all-day
2017 Pacific Sail and Boat Show @ Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor | Richmond | California | United States

The 2017 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show and Marine Sports Expo will cruise into the historic Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor for all things boating.

Both inside and outside on the water will be filled with vessels of every size and budget including sleek racers, multihulls, family cruisers and luxury yachts. New this year, dozens of powerboats will be featured in the in-water Motor Yacht Showcase.

This four-day event will feature hundreds of the latest boats, gear, accessories, free seminars, a Paddleboard Expo, radio controlled model yacht sailing, interactive activities for young aspiring boaters and more.

From nautical novices to serious yachtspersons, this is the place for people to immerse themselves in the marine sports lifestyle, talk to experts, participate in hands-on seminars, learn new techniques and check out the latest in boating products.


Thursday, April 6, from 10 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, April 7, from 10 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, from 10 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 9, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:    Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S., Richmond, Calif. 94804

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta @ Antigua Classic Yacht Club
Apr 19 – Apr 25 all-day

Countdown is on for 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.
Preparations are in full swing for the 2017 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai, which will hold its landmark 30th annual event next April. We invite you all to join us.

Scores of vintage vessels are set to descend on the international sailing hub for an extra special edition of what has become a highlight of the global classic sailing calendar.

This unique regatta – hosted by Antigua Yacht Club – will see a diverse range of competitors including the traditional island crafts, classic ketches, sloops, schooners and yawls together with the graceful Tall Ships, J Class and Spirit of Tradition yachts.
Together, these boats make a wonderful spectacle powered by the region’s trade winds and spectacular sailing conditions. The slew of races, combined with Antigua’s famous hospitality and sunshine, places the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in a class of its own and is a testament to keeping traditions alive – remembering the skills and passion of designers and shipwrights from years gone by.

The regatta evolved from the Caribbean’s longest running sailing event, Antigua Sailing Week, which itself dates back to 1967. Back then, all of the yachts were classics but as the years passed they were slowly outnumbered by modern racing yachts. In 1987, three veteran captains – Uli Pruesse, Tony Fincham and Kenny Coombs – joined forces to create a specialized race for classic boats. With a total of eight entries in the first year, the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was born.

Over the years, the event has grown with the help of a faithful and long-standing committee, a host of enthusiastic volunteers and the passion of classic yacht owners and their crew. In 1996 a new class of yachts was allowed to enter for the first time, opening up the regatta to an even wider audience. This Spirit of Tradition Class, first developed in Antigua, has now been adopted by many other classic regattas across the world, giving new yachts, built along the lines of the old, a chance to sail alongside their grand older sisters. In 1999, Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta hosted the first race between the J class yachts in 60 years.

One local competitor is Olympian Carlo Falcone who has lived in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua since sailing here with his family from Italy in 1984. Carlo’s son Shannon was a member of Team Oracle, winner of 2013 America’s Cup.

Carlo has taken part in Classics more than 20 times aboard his 24-metre 1936 vintage Fife classic, Mariella which he bought at auction in 1992. The Alfred Milne-designed ketch last competed in 2014, winning Vintage Class A and defeating the Francis Herreshoff-designed 72-foot ketch, Ticonderoga. But in October 2014 Mariella was badly damaged when Hurricane Gonzalo ripped through the Caribbean and she was shipped to Genoa, Italy, for a huge restoration project.

“Antigua is Mariella’s home, as it is for me and my family, so Antigua Classics is a very special regatta,” Carlo said.
He explained that Antigua Classics differs to its Mediterranean counterparts because practically every boat participating is an ocean-going vessel.

“Many boats at Mediterranean regattas are kept in a harbour or yard and brought out for a few months in the summer. In Antigua there is usually much more wind and bigger waves, and the classics just love those conditions,” Carlo added.
The repaired Mariella’s epic adventure continues with Carlo set to sail her back across the Atlantic with his family – just as he did three decades earlier – to once again compete at Classics in 2017.

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2017 Lake Hartwell Boat Festival @ Lake Hartwell Boat Festival
Apr 20 – Apr 23 all-day

The 2017 Lake Hartwell Boat Festival is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Chapter.

149 Hartwell Marina Rd
Hartwell, Georgia

Century Boat Club 2017 Spring Membership Gathering @ Cumberland Lodge
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
Century Boat Club 2017 Spring Membership Gathering @ Cumberland Lodge | Russell Springs | Kentucky | United States


Century Boat Club 2017 Spring Membership Gathering will be in Russel Springs, Kentucky


April 21 & 22, 2017

Russell Springs, Kentucky

All Century Boat Club members and their guests are invited to the gathering in Russell Springs, Kentucky.

Work session and pizza party on Friday.

Work session, Saturday a.m.

Lunch at Cumberland State Park Resort

Boating on Lake Cumberland.

Bring your boat. Bring your Friends. Boat Rides Available.

RSVP & Details: [email protected]

Oriental Boat Show, Oriental, NC April 21-23, 2017 @ Oriental Harbor Marina
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day


The Oriental Rotary Club presents the largest in-water boat show between Savannah and Annapolis. 

Expect to find 100  plus exhibitors showing new and used watercraft of all types – sail and power, yachts to kayaks, cruising and fishing – with many in the water for sea trials. 

A large array of maritime and nautical goods and services will also be presented.  2017’s show will feature a Wooden Boat Exhibit of hand made and restored craft.

Again this year there will be a Down East craftsman building a 17’ Core Sound Skimmer on-site.  The skimmer will be finished and raffled off at the show.

Visit us at www.orientalboatshow.com.  So join us in Oriental, NC April 21-23, “the Sailing Capital of NC” and also the “Inshore Fishing Capital of NC”.


Allegheny Chapter 2017 Second Workshop @ Jon Woodruff's Garage
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Workshop # 2

April 22, 2017,  Jon Woodruff’s garage 1062 Highfield Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102.

Coffee & Donuts 9 a.m. workshop to follow.

We will again be working on Jon’s 1954 Chris Craft Riviera 20′.

For more information contact Jon [email protected] or (412)523-8842 or call Frank Miklos (724) 775-4849

2017 Spring Valley Lake California Boat Show
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day

The Southern California Chapter of ACBS invites you to Spring Valley Lake, Victorville California.

NC 42nd Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show @ North Carolina Maritime Museum
May 4 – May 6 all-day
NC 42nd Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show @ North Carolina Maritime Museum | Beaufort | North Carolina | United States

The 42nd Annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for all ages.

The show takes place at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort on Saturday, May 6, 2016.  It is the longest ongoing wooden boat show in the Southeast.

This free event celebrates the art of boat building and the sport of boat racing. Dozens of handcrafted wooden boats will be on display and activities will be available for all ages from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Youngsters can take part in Maritime games and crafts in the Wooden Boat Kids area. Families can team up to test their skills in sailing radio-controlled model boats. And, kids can also make their own model sailboats.  Enjoy traditional skills demonstrations & displays, educational activities, historic vessels, boat models, sailboat races at 3 p.m., and sailboat rides from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
On Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5, free boat rides will be offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Watercraft Center (a $5 per person donation is suggested, which will go to the sailing program).   The Wooden Boat Show weekend opening event on Friday, May 5, includes a reception and live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com or call (252) 728-7317.
Photo by Mike Carraway

22nd Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d’ Elegance @ Lakewood Yacht Club
May 6 – May 7 all-day
22nd Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d' Elegance @ Lakewood Yacht Club | Seabrook | Texas | United States

The 22nd Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d’ Elegance will honor all Utilities in 2017.

This annual event is at Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, Texas.  

Honored boats are “Utilities” -Chris Craft, Century  and all other manufactures.  Event dinners both nights.

This classic car and boat show benefits the Boys and Girls Harbor.  The Boat Show event is sponsored by ACBS Southwest Chapter.

Contact: Bob Fuller (713) 521-0105 or [email protected] or visit www.keels-wheels.com.

2017 Lake Guntersville Antique and Classic Boat Show @ Lake Guntersville Yacht Club
May 18 – May 21 all-day

The 2017 Lake Guntersville Antique and Classic Boat Show is Dixieland’s spring event.

Arrivals are scheduled for on Thursday, May 18, 2017, Departures on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

The show will be held at the Lake Guntersville Yacht Club 498 Yacht Club Road, Guntersville Al 35976 where Covered Slips and Trailer Parking will be available.

As last year, the number of boats participating will be limited to 50. Special Rates will be offered by our Local Area Hotels to those registering early.

Registration Packages for the 2017 Show will be available to all previous participants in February. Registration will be available to other members of the Antique and Classic Boat Society in March 2017. Questions should be sent to [email protected]

ACBS and ABM 2017 Symposium @ Antique Boat Museum
May 19 – May 21 all-day
ACBS and ABM 2017 Symposium @ Antique Boat Museum | Clayton | New York | United States

The annual ACBS/ABM Restoration Workshop Symposium is in Clayton, NY.

The May workshop at the Antique Boat Museum is in Clayton on May 19,20,21, 2017. Click here for complete details, including a link to online registration.
For your immediate information, the weekend program will be centered around bottom replacement.  Our plan is to offer lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on involving bottom replacement.
Even if you do not ever plan to do a bottom replacement yourself, it will teach you good wood working skills that can be applied to other areas of your boat.  It will also give you an appreciation and extensive knowledge on what goes into bottom replacements.
There is not a large selection of motels in Clayton.  Most participants stay at Bertrand’s which is far from a 5 star, but it is close to the Museum, clean and reasonably priced. There are other lodging possibilities in the Clayton area.
This will be a very worthwhile weekend and well worth your time attending this workshop in Clayton.
We look forward to seeing you in Clayton next spring.  
2017 RDC Chapter 12th Annual Boat Show @ Galley Store Marina
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Chapter of ACBS will host the 2017 12th Annual Boat Show at New Bern, North Carolina.


There will be a pre-show event on Friday 5/19, a captains’ party on Friday evening 5/19, the show on Saturday 5/20, an awards dinner on Saturday evening 5/20 and a cruise up the Trent River on Sunday 5/21. 

The marquee boat for 2017 is the Chris Craft Continental. 

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Lake St Louis 2017 Antique & Classic Boat Show @ Windjammer Point
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lake St Louis 2017 Antique & Classic Boat Show @ Windjammer Point | Lake Saint Louis | Missouri | United States


The Mississippi Valley Chapter of ACBS sponsors the Lake St. Louis Antique & Classic Boat Show

Lake St Louis is in Lake St Louis, Missouri.

 Saturday, May 20, 2017

 Windjammer Point (next to SSM St. Joseph Hospital West).

Time 9:00 am – 4:00pm


2017 BORDEAUX CLASSIC BOATS Program @ Dordogne River
Jun 1 – Jun 4 all-day
2017 BORDEAUX CLASSIC BOATS Program @ Dordogne River | Libourne | Nouvelle-Aquitaine | France


La Société Nautique de Bordeaux et le Chapter France vous invitent à participer à leur grand rassemblement de bateaux classiques qui se déroulera pendant l’évènement “Bordeaux Fête le Fleuve” avec le départ de la course “Solitaire du Figaro”, qui a lieu tous les deux ans.
La Société Nautique de Bordeaux and the Chapter France, invite you to participate in their great classic boats festival, while the great event “Bordeaux Fête le Fleuve” with the “Solitaire du Figaro” race departure, which is only every two years.

A votre programme, balades fluviales, parades nautiques dans le Port de la Lune, dégustations et découvertes.
On your schedule, promenades on the rivers, nautical parades in the Port de la Lune, wine and food tastings and visits.

Sous réserve de modifications, voici le programme prévisionnel :
Subject to changes, your provisional program follows as :

Jeudi 1er juin 2017 – Bordeaux – Thursday, June 1st – Bordeaux
Arrivée et accueil des participants – Registration for all participants
Mise à l’eau des bateaux – Launching of boats
Amarrage aux pontons – Moorings at their designed floating pontoon
Cocktail et Soirée de Bienvenue – Cocktail and welcome dinner

Vendredi 2 juin – La Dordogne – Friday, June 2nd – Dordogne river
Bordeaux Libourne Saint Émilion et Pomelo – Bordeaux Libourne Saint Émilion and Pomerol
Déjeuner à Libourne – Lunch in Libourne
Retour à Bordeaux – Back to Bordeaux
Soirée libre Bordeaux en fête – Open evening in different Bordeaux parties

Samedi 3 juin – La Garonne – Saturday June 3rd – Garonne river
Bordeaux Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux – Bordeaux Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux
Déjeuner à Cadillac – Lunch in Cadillac
Retour à Bordeaux – Back to Bordeaux
Soirée Bordeaux Bateaux Classiques à bord du Marco Polo – Bordeaux Classic Boats evening aboard the Marco Polo
Feu d’artifice – Fireworks

Dimanche 4 juin – Sunday, June 4th
Mise à terre des bateaux et retour – Retrieving boats and depart

14th Annual Spring Lake Wooden and Classic Boat Show @ Mill Point Park
Jun 3 all-day

Spring Lake Wooden & Classic Show

The  Spring Lake Wooden and Classic Boat Show committee invites everyone to come on over to partake in the 14th Annual Show on the banks of the Grand River.  Held on June 3rd, at the Mill Point Park, in Spring Lake, MI. 

Along with many Water Wonderland Chapter members attending, this year the Century Boat Club will also attend, and be the featured Marque. The Century Boat Club will hold a Friday event at the Spring Lake Yacht Club starting at noon, with an afternoon poker run and evening cruises. So you Century Owners can arrive Friday morning and enjoy two or three,days of cruising our West Michigan lakes and rivers.

Also starting this year, the Spring Lake show welcomes the Wolverine Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club, A.O.M.C. who will have a huge display of turn of the century antique outboards with several motors running in barrels.

Again this year, we are proud to be working with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Lakeshore, who will take part in the Youth Judging again this year. Stop by their booth, and support this fine group.

So, mark your calendars for Saturday June 3rd and enjoy a beautiful park setting on the Grand River, just walking distance, East of the Spring Lake Holiday Inn. The park provides a nice ramp to launch on site, new floating docks, and a tree covered park setting for land displays.

Something for every one; ClassicGlass, Canoes, Woodies, Outboards, in progress, and a chance for the kiddies to build and float a little sail boat, manned by the local Boy Scout troop.

For more information, contact Mark Miller 616-402-3489 or D. Mykols 616-638-1692